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Corn-burger With Everything

… and an order of chicken flavored Corn Nuggets with Corn-sweetened ketchup and a half gallon of Corn Syrup Soda. To go.

I wrote recently that I was “encouraged that even American politicians would once again acknowledge that truly sound economies were built on the soil.”

Toward that end, and because we are at large a sick, ill-nourished society, we must end the corn cartel. Corn sweeteners, fillers and fodder are doing us in.

Consider this from yesterday’s SciAmer online:

If you thought you were eating mostly grass-fed beef when you bit into a Big Mac, think again: The bulk of a fast-food hamburger from McDonald’s, Burger King or Wendy’s is made from cows that eat primarily corn, or so says a new study of the chemical composition of more than 480 fast-food burgers from across the nation.

And it isn’t only cows that are eating corn. There is also evidence of a corn diet in chicken sandwiches, and even French fries get a good slathering of the fat that makes them so tasty from being fried in corn oil.

CORN: It’s genetically modified and patented, soaked with Monsanto herbicides to maximize yields, planted in square mile monocultures in the parched and depleted soils of the mid-west, grown in slash and burn former tropical rainforests in Brazil to make biodiesel to get inefficient American automobiles to the shopping malls. Corn© is making some few American’s (mostly not farmers) famously fat-rich and most of us simply fat-obese.

9:00 am FLASH: NYTimes site hacked this morning. From a future July 4th (2009) edition: the war is over.

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4 thoughts on “Corn-burger With Everything”

  1. Agree 100%. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at the high-fructose corn syrup propaganda commercials on TV lately: “It’s made from corn!” Drinking a soda must be practically like eating a serving of vegetables! *sigh*

  2. Michael Pollan’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” goes into detail on this subject. It’s amazing how ubiquitous corn really is.

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